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El Granjero, Maggie's Kitchen highlight Bridge Street Mexican cuisine
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El Granjero, Maggie's Kitchen highlight Bridge Street Mexican cuisine

by Ryan Yuenger in collaboration with Matthew Olthoff

In this Bridge Street Mexican food tasting experiment, the cuisine at Maggie’s Kitchen and El Granjero proves worthy, while the cuisine at Little Mexico Cafe gets into a hairy situation.

When it comes to authentic Mexican cuisine, look no further than Bridge Street. Little Mexico Cafe, El Granjero and Maggie’s Kitchen are all located on this street and compete for customers. Each of these restaurants claim to serve traditional Mexican cuisine, which has been compared side by side for this tasting experiment.

Similar dishes are ordered: an enchilada from each restaurant, one or more tacos from each, tamales from Little Mexico and El Granjero as well as steak and pork elements from El Granjero and Maggie’s Kitchen.

El Granjero (950 Bridge Street NW)

El Granjero has a deli atmosphere and seats no more than about 40 people. The Mexican Platter ordered includes a chile relleno, a skirt steak taco, a cheese enchilada, a tamale, beans and rice. A spicy pork quesadilla was also ordered.

The beef in the steak taco is appropriately seasoned but was too charred, leaving some pieces hard and chewy. Two corn tortillas are used as the wrap and handful...

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